1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Bank cashier took my passport...

klix11 Apr 21, 2008

  1. klix11

    klix11 New Member

    hi, need some advice on this

    i went into the bank today to withdraw some money, because i lost my card i could not use the cash point.

    I was asked for some I.D so i gave my passport to the chashier and he noted down my passport number & Expiry date? why? is it anything to worry about? or is it normal procedure....

    im hitting:keule: my self because i didnt ask why he took it i should have!

  2. macca666

    macca666 Member

    No need to worry klix.

    Basically the Bank need proof of your identification as you didn't have your card. You'd have found that if you'd shown a picture driving licence they'd have taken your driver number.

    It basically covers the bank should there ever be a dispute over the withdrawal and they can then prove what identification was shown otherwise it would have been the cashier/tellers word over yours if it was fraudulent. i.e. the cashier would say that a passport was shown but they'd have no record of numbers etc...

    Having worked for a bank many years ago times have changed and their security procedures nowadays seem over the top even by my thinking but hey....we don't have any choice unfortunately.

    If you have any more worries if you phone the bank they will explain things further for you i'm sure.

  3. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 S tronic

    If you have nothing to hide then I cannot see the problem???
  4. klix11

    klix11 New Member

    i thought the cashier might be trying to steal my identity:idea: because he took my passport number
    i dont trust no one.
  5. auditek

    auditek Member

    if i was going to steal your id, i wouldnt do it in front of you, if your id was nicked you would have a fair idea where from and he/she would be busted, i wouldnt worry about it, although you could wait for the teller to leave work, follow them and see where they live, just as a back up for future reference ?
  6. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

    i dont trust no one................ so basically you trust everyone lol

Share This Page